Shield and Taylor (a 99-word short story)

I need a face shield.

Certainly, Ma’am. Will it be used for hiding? Protection? Disguise? Fear? Shame?

Hiding and disguise.

One of our most popular combinations. This suburban-camouflage balaclava is a best seller. Blend into any background whenever you can’t listen to the children for one more second. It comes with a flask for “mommy juice.”

It fits like a dream, but do you have anything for summer?

Here is our latest line of contouring makeup. All the rage with Gen-Z. ‘Look Carved From Marble.’

I prefer something less artistic.

I have a vintage catcher’s mask in the back…

END

I entered the Flash Fiction Challenge by Carrot Ranch Literary Community. I haven’t entered a contest in years! It feels really, really good to do something I said I would do. “A” activity for sure! Thanks to Jo Hawk The Writer for posting her entry on her blog – I’d never have found Carrot Ranch otherwise.

How are you doing with your coronavirus bucket list? Leave me a comment below or get in touch!

7 thoughts on “Shield and Taylor (a 99-word short story)

    1. Oh my goodness – thank you! It’s so nice to meet you! Carrot Ranch looks incredible. I’ve been exploring all corners of the website. I hope I’ve signed up for everything properly and will start leaving comments etc. soon!

      1. You are welcome to free-range across the Ranch! You used the submission form and are in the collection. Jump in any time you want to meet other writers through the comments.

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